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Councillor calls for gritting after two buses come off the road near Coalisland

Mid Ulster SDLP Councillor Malachy Quinn has called for the Annaghmore Road, Coalisland, to be gritted after two buses crashed off the road due to snow and ice in the past 24 hours.

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Jewellery stolen in Portadown break-in

Jewellery stolen in Portadown break-in

Detectives are appealing for information following a break-in at a house on the Brownstown Road, Portadown, last night.

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Council workers repaired damaged sign

Vandalised Mid Ulster gateway sign repaired

SDLP Councillor Martin Kearney has welcomed the swift action of council staff to repair damage to the newly-erected Mid-Ulster Council gateway sign at Glenone Bridge near Portglenone.

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Three Mid Ulster people recognised in New Year's Honours

Three Mid Ulster people recognised in New Year's Honours

Three people from the Mid Ulster area were awarded British Empire Medals in today's New Year's Honours .

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Male spotted trying to open car doors in Dungannon - PSNI

Male spotted trying to open car doors in Dungannon - PSNI

Vehicle owners in the Dungannon area are being asked to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour following an incident in the town.

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Attempted armed robbery in Lurgan town centre

Attempted armed robbery in Lurgan town centre

A man armed with either a knife or screwdriver has tried to rob a shop in Lurgan.

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Pensioner left shaken after trailer plunges down slope into property

An elderly Tyrone woman was left shaken after a trailer carrying logs of timber plunged 10ft from the road and crashed into the side of her house.

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Cookstown pensioner treated for smoke inhalation after kitchen fire

Cookstown pensioner treated for smoke inhalation after kitchen fire

An elderly man was treated for mild smoke inhalation after Cookstown firefighters were called to a kitchen blaze last night.

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M1 junction reopen

M1 reopens after vehicle fire near Dungannon

There were major traffic tailbacks this morning when the M1 was closed after a vehicle caught fire.
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Groundworks to start within weeks at new Desertcreat Fire Training Centre

Groundworks to start within weeks at new Desertcreat Fire Training Centre

Groundsworks at the Fire Service's new £45m Training Centre outside Cookstown are expected to start next month, according to Mid Ulster Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill.

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Icy road warning

Icy roads cause chaos in Swatragh area

Police are advising that roads in the Swatragh area are extremely icy and drivers should exercise extreme care.
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Police team praised for rescuing child

Magherafelt police officers praised for rescuing missing 12-year-old from river

A police chief has praised the actions of Magherafelt officers in rescuing a missing 12-year-old child they found standing waist deep in freezing water.
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File photo dated 14/10/14 of a general view of For Sale signs outside a block of flats, as the number of home owners moving house reached a seven-year high in 2014 as rising property values boosted the amount of cash they had sitting in their existing homes, a report has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday January 17, 2015. An estimated 365,400 people moved home last year with a mortgage across the UK, marking an 8% year-on-year increase and the highest figure seen since 2007, Lloyds Bank found. The report said that surging house prices last year boosted the equity position of many home owners, helping them to make the jump up the property ladder. See PA story MONEY Homemovers. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Average house price is now just over £152,000

The average house price in South Tyrone is just over £152,000 which, while high, is slightly down over the year by 2.3 per cent, according to the Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report.

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Little Rónan’s passing inspires Crossfit competition in Toome

Little Rónan’s passing inspires Crossfit competition in Toome

Little Rónan battled right up until the end of his short life in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, according to his mum.

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'No easy option' to Mid Ulster's parking situation - O'Neill

'No easy option' to Mid Ulster's parking situation - O'Neill

There is no easy option to the parking situation in Mid Ulster's key towns, Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has said.
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Woman taken to hospital after car lands in ditch near Cookstown

Woman taken to hospital after car lands in ditch near Cookstown

A woman was taken to hospital after a car crashed and landed in a ditch outside Cookstown.

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Fiona wins Macmillan excellence award at London ceremony

Fiona wins Macmillan excellence award at London ceremony

A Macmillan nurse from Castledawson has won a prestigious award recognising her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer.

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Cookstown care home campaigner Jean Faulkner passes away in her 98th year

Cookstown care home campaigner Jean Faulkner passes away in her 98th year

An elderly woman whose emotional plea to a former Health Minister resulted in a U-turn over plans to close the Westlands Care Home in Cookstown, has died.

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Magherafelt Christmas tree

Loyalist group claim Christmas tree in Magherafelt could offend 'non Christians'

Mid Ulster District Council say they have "initiated our complaints process" after a complaint was received from a loyalist group about the erection of the Christmas tree in Magherafelt.
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Firefighters cut woman free from car at Dungannon

Firefighters cut woman free from car at Dungannon

A woman had to be cut free from a car following a collision involving a car and van at Dungannon yesterday.

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